More NBA Books

While I was reading for the National Book Awards, I came across a number of books that I thought were really fantastic, but which for whatever reason didn’t wind up among the five nominees. I’ve been wanting to share them with you, but it wasn’t cool to do so while being a judge. But now that the awards are all awarded, I’m allowed to say my piece.

Note that these books are personal faves, and don’t reflect in any way the deliberations of the judges. They’re just great books that I want to blog about. So without further ado, let me recommend . . .


Robot Dreams is a graphic novel by Sara Varon. Although it’s basically wordless, it tells one of the most moving stories about friendship I’ve ever read. It’s about keeping and losing friends, and how change can be both melancholy and joyful. Although it looks like a kid’s picture book, it’s really for anyone.

The art in Robot Dreams is fantastic, in the sense of taking you to another world. The book is that rare mix of funny and mysterious, soulful and effervescent. You should definitely give it a read.

In other news, Uglies has been nominated for Amazon’s Best Books for Teens of 2007. It’s a list of customer favorites, and includes Stephenie Meyer, Rick Riordan, and Al Gore! That’s not bad company.

Go vote for your favorites right here.

276 thoughts on “More NBA Books

  1. Of the Midnighters series, I think I like Touching Darkness the best. I don’t like Blue Noon all that much, at least the ENDING anyways.

    I love Dess, and she like. Went away 🙁

  2. Hey, whoever said they were going to make a dictionary of Scott’s words (Bran-la?), you can use it just something I made today as a companion thing for the Midnighters HQ, but you can use it to make a Scott-la dictionary, too!! That would be fawesome. You will have to create an account, though. Or I won’t let you. hehe. I’m just joking. but it would be better if I knew it was you.

  3. Lol, ya i will take a look. I dont no if i can be a mimber though. My mom isnt a big fan a memberships and neither am i. Im not allowed to have a myspace. But i might be able to get a blog……

  4. thanks 4 finding the pics of the flame-bringer sign, bran-la, and everyone else who kinda helped.ok, it sounds like i’m making some sorta announcement now.oh well. i luv the “wings” fan art, serafina-zane-la/wa…well, hmm…hmm…what to say….*lightbulb turns on*…
    {and scott westerfeld’s books}

  5. Oh. Oohh!! I just checked weather dot com to see the exact temp here and I noticed the cold front. You must be on the other side of it. We will have it tomorrow. Another rainy thanksgiving…:(

    But friday is supposed to be 50. so…cool.

  6. Serafina:You type in the page you want to create, then click the red link where it says there is no page with that title.

  7. Serafina: You go to the bottom menu at the left of the page, and click “Upload file” or something like that, then select the file you want to upload. It’s kind of crappy, so don’t be surprised if it doesn’t work.

  8. lol. Conversations flow, man. Even on internet.

    My station is 104.7. I betin my area 98,7 is nothing but static.

  9. file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Sharon/My%20Documents/My%20Pictures/INCUBUS.brandonboyd.jpg
    ok, brandon boyd, incubus lead singer, bty, this was a long time ago, he lives in crumblyville now.

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